The first car was invented
in 1885 and has been being improving ever since. Extra wheels were
added, engines were improved, and safety features were invented. Now,
over a century later, cars are still constantly changing to make the
device even better.
Unfortunately, with cars being
often, accidents are bound to happen. Most companies have been
attempting to design their cars so that the driver and machine are safe
even after being involved...
Everyone breaks the law once in a while. You
know, when the cell phone is ringing and you are expecting an important
call. It is hard to let it ring. You know you aren't suppose to answer,
but just this one time couldn't hurt. It happens every day. The stories
change, but people are still talking on cells while they are driving.
Most states have passed laws making it illegal, but teens especially
seem to forget.
Every year people are killed because
someone was talking or texting while driving. It is tempting for most
people and they think they are the exception. They can drive and talk.
The distraction will not be a problem for them. It only take one mistake
and someone's life can be changed.
driver was getting tired of seeing people on the road everyday talking
while they were driving. He was aware of several times, they almost
caused accidents. He thought about it for a long time and came up with a
way of blocking cell phone coverage for five feet around the driver's
seat. He and a friend worked on the project and got it patented. They
felt it was not only a way to make money, but a way to help people from
hurting themselves or someone else. It was a moral responsibility...
The team at GM is currently testing a lightweight magnesium sheet metal in an attempt to increase usage of the extra-strong alternative to aluminum and steel.
The testing involves a thermal forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for the sheet metal. GM is hoping it will help increase use of low-mass components on vehicles throughout the world. They also plan to pursue licensing opportunities related to the new technology.
General Motors Europe has debuted the Opel Cascada, a luxurious four passenger convertible. Cascada is Spanish for 'waterfall'.
Should the Cascada catch on, GM may see its Opel 'Waterfall' ' produce a 'windfall,' meaning we could see the unit in the states in the future.
Analysts have been quick to speculate that this new European convertible may be a precursor to a long-awaited Buick convertible in the United States. Some point to a history of Opels transforming into Buicks. Others see a Buick convertible as a logical next...
Production of the previous generation of the GMC Canyon ended in July when the last one rolled off the line at GM's Shreveport, LA plant, which is now closed. Tony DiSalle, the VP of Marketing for Buick/GMC, has confirmed that rumors of a next-gen Canyon are well-based.
Now, spy shots taken in Michigan provide an early glimpse at a possible 2014 GMC Canyon with a beefed-up look for the American market.
The ascendancy of the GMC crossover continues. In September, the GMC Acadia and GMC Terrain combined to post company's best total and retail crossover sales ever. Individual customers purchased 13 percent more Terrains year-over-year, while sales to individual customers of the three-row Acadia went up 22 percent over the same period.
As recently as the 2006 model year, GMC was strictly a line of trucks, SUVs, and vans. Then, in 2007, the brand entered...
A car is one of the
largest investments anyone will ever make in their life, so they want to
choose one that is right for them. In addition, most vehicle owners
like to keep their car looking like new, but they might not know how to
do so without paying for a professional detailing service.
anyone can make their car look like it was freshly detailed if they are
willing to put in a little effort. Having the right tools and cleaners
will make the job much
someone drives a car off the dealership's lot, the interior is
practically spotless, but this look does not usually last too long. The
new-car smell also tends to be replaced with a musty smell fairly
quickly, but this problem can be fixed by having the right equipment. To
begin with, people choose a cleaning product to polish up their dash
and instrument panel. From there, they can use an air compressor to
loosen up dirt and dust buried in the floor mats and vents. A vacuum
with a hose attachment can be used to get in between the center consoles
and seats. Finally, shampooing the mats and seats will remove invisible
substances that can lead to horrible smells.
General Motors innovative IntelliLink system offers in-vehicle smartphone connectivity and much more. It is now standard on all Buick models and it is an available option on the GMC Terrain and Acadia.
Safety and Convenience
converts the vehicle's seven inch infotainment screen into a mobile
command center. Android, IOS, and Blackberry devices all work with the
system. Icons on the touch screen can be custom-configured to align with
Motorists can keep their eyes on the road
and their hands on the wheel thanks to voice-controlled phone and audio
functions. Phone calls can be placed via voice command. Likewise,
favorite songs and/or artists can be summoned by voice only....
AutoTrader.com is now offering a great and relatively new service to those who are looking to trade their car in or sell their car, the ability to get a guaranteed trade in offer before you even walk onto a car lot or into a dealership.
Car owners don't necessarily have to be certified mechanics
to know when something is wrong with a vehicle. Cars make a variety of
noises, including thumps, squeals and hisses, that let drivers know when
something is wrong.
Staying tuned in to vehicle noise is
important for drivers who want to keep their cars in good shape.
Essentially, owners can listen to the sounds made by their cars and
possibly invest in early care to avoid total breakdown and more costly
vehicle repairs down the road.
Most drivers know the types of
noises made by their vehicles during normal operation. If and when these
noises change, drivers should be careful to note any oddities in the
new sounds, which could be signs that problems are developing. Many
noises represent specific issues in a vehicle's operation, such as
high-pitched squealing that stops when the driver hits the brakes; this
is often a sign that brake inspection is due. When grinding sounds are
heard each time the brakes are applied, it might mean that brake pads
are worn and in need of replacement...